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Learning History with Location Based AR

Imagine 6000 acres of meadowlands occasionally crisscrossed with stout wooden fences and narrow roads. Apart from some monuments and statues, there is little here to indicate the crucial role these softly rolling hills in Central Pennsylvania played during the Civil War. Cemetery Hill, Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, Seminary Ridge…on these solemn landmarks the Confederate…

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Great Project-Great Partners

We are thrilled and humbled that the National Institute of Health is supporting us with our second Small Business Innovation Research grant. It really is a dream opportunity and team. The corporate leadership at Explore is smart, focused, and energetic. Academics from Purdue University are providing the theoretical framework and research results. And the project…

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How to Fix the Smartphone

Jonah Lehrer, my son and wonderful science writer, recently posted this blog. He gave me permission to copy it here. Between all of us, surely there is someone who can turn this eye-popping research into an actual product! The astragalus is the heel bone of a running animal. It’s an elegant part of the skeleton, so curved…

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Surprise and Delight, Rinse and Repeat

Can you believe this video has garnered almost 1 BILLION views? Ryan ToysReview is a phenomenon. Since 2014, “unboxing” channels on Youtube have changed the face of children’s television and altered the way kids discover new toys.  Mega star, Ryan, now 8 years old, generated 22 million dollars last year from his unboxing videos and…

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Multiplayer AR – Good, Bad, Ugly

AR is an impressive technology but until the launch of ARKit 2.0 last year, single-user experiences were the norm. Unfortunately, these early apps neither retained customers, nor monetized. (We know this from first-hand experience!) Since then, multiplayer apps, where people can share a virtual experience in real time, have gained steam. Players can affect the same environment…

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Ellen Digital Network Unveils “Game of Games: The Game” App

Launching Innovative Augmented Reality “Play Along Live” Feature with NBC’s Hit Primetime Competition Series “Ellen’s Game of Games” Viewers Can Win $5,000 from Home Beginning Tuesday, January 8th Ellen Digital Network launched an innovative mobile app, “Game of Games: The Game,” based on NBC’s hit primetime reality competition series, “Ellen’s Game of Games,” hosted by…

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A Year of “Firsts”

Happy Holidays 2018! Last year around this time I announced that I was joining HitPoint Studios as President, after 20 years at Legacy Games. It was a momentous decision, made easier by the fact that Paul Hake, HitPoint’s CEO, and I had worked together on numerous projects previously. So how’s it gone? 2018 was, simply put, a…

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